Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Jet Airways runs off runway in India

A Jet Airways 737 suffered substantial damage when it ran off the runway at Goa-Dabolim Airport (GOI/VAGO) in India. The aircraft heading for Mumbai (Bombay) Airport (BOM/VABB)  taxied out from the gate and entered the main runway then back tracked towards the runway 26 threshold. After making a 180-degree turn to align with the runway, it continued turning to the right. It continued moving forward and entered down sloping grass, then ran down the hill until it came to rest at the side of an airport perimeter road, 220 m from the side of the runway and 7 meters below runway elevation. The nose landing gear collapsed and both engines contacted the ground.
Twelve passengers, out of the hundred and fifty four, suffered minor injuries during the evacuation. None of the seven crew were injured at anytime during the incident.

The aircraft was 8 years 10 months old and first flew on the 27th February 2008.

Aircraft Information
Aircraft: Boeing 737-85R
Registration: VT-JBG
Serial Number: 35083
Engines: 2x CFMI CFM56-7B26
Flight Number: 9W2374

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